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If your dog ingests alcohol it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma, and death.


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Dough with yeast in it can cause life-threatening gastric bloat through increased gas production.

In small amounts, it can secondarily cause ethanol by-products to form and therefore cause alcohol-induced toxicity as well.




If your dog eats hops somehow, it can cause panting, hyperthermia, seizures, and death via an unknown mechanism.




Xylitol is a sweetener that’s common in gum and "sugar-free" products — including peanut butter. Xylitol can cause vomiting, lethargy, stupor, seizures, and coma.

It can also cause liver failure by causing excessive insulin release and hypoglycemia.

Of course, not all dogs will react the same way to all foods. If you're in doubt, always ask your vet.



"Go over the dietary stuff with your veterinarian and be honest about what you give your dog for treats," Goldstein said. "There are some things that are okay, like rice cakes and string beans, but the majority of what dogs should be eating should always be dog food."

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